Friday, September 12, 2008

Sayonara betches! (no, really... for realsies)

Jell: Hi there I'm JellyBean Madison from the popular web blog MGG2SL...
Rosie: even though she hasn't blogged here in over 6 months.
Jell: Here at MGG2SL we're always looking to improve your SL experience...
Rosie: Does that mean people are actually following our suggestions?
Jell: *sigh* No... they're sheep.
Rosie: I hate blingtard sheep. But sheep in general are cute?
Jell: As you may know it's been slow over here...
Rosie: and talent is lacking.
Jell: So we're finally ready to say sayonara betches and pack our bags.
Rosie: Bet ya thought that would never happen? Am I right?
Jell: The time has more than come, for us to go
Rosie: We *know* this.
Jell: It's been swell but the swelling's gone down
Rosie: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
Jell: oh like when we saw Lala the skank changing right in Last Call like it was Walmart or something
Rosie: We're gonna make like a banana and split... this blog is over
Jell: Just like the careers over at Brutal Honesty
Rosie: Thanks for the memories
Jell: Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out
Rosie: Last one out's a rotten egg!
Jell: with badly-adjusted prim hair!
Rosie: and bling!
Jell: Do not fret though because we have somewhere else to herd you sheep. Consider us your shepherds as we lead you over to the Revolution!
Rosie: What is *that*, you say? Well, it is the ever so slightly popular AWNM blog combining with us - the ever so popular POP-U-LAR blog, MGG2SL. Plus the viewpoints and ramblings of other creative forces who will share with you too!
Jell: Bringing the best of the best in one place. If you want the truth...
Rosie: You can't handle the TRUTH! (oh god just what we've all been missing... more truth innuendo)
Jell: Then follow us over there & let us enlighten you. :)

In case you missed it: viva la REVOLUTION!



With lots love, hugs, kisses & snorts...
JellyBean Madison & Rosie Shark

Monday, August 11, 2008

ZOMGWTFBBQLOL


Rosie says-
We are by no means bringing up a new subject. Just review the fashion feed, if you don’t know what I mean. Phoenix has offered her two cents, and many other people (Tenshi, Melanie Kidd, Jhuzen Ketsugo) also weighed in.

Although I feel the plight of the devastated fashionista who is now facing the virtual black list for showing off items that may allegedly be stolen, I have to ask, what’s with the self-importance? Although I don’t have any factual statistics, I would suspect that a very small percentage of the actual sl users follow the fashion feed. Most of those users, are bloggers. Maybe this is why so many are worried about their values being questioned as a result of reviewing what turns out later to be stolen content. Let’s face it, we all blog in a forum of our peers.

Kitty says-
"Second Life fashion bloggers are valued and sought after" umm nope, sorry. Second Life fashion bloggers are only valued by their peers and sought after by those hyping their own celebrity. Maybe once upon a time, fashion bloggers were, indeed, the dogs testes. Now however they're a pox on the internet, clammering and bitching to be heard above the vast sea of bitching clammerers. Imagine, if you will, a herd of wildebeasts (or gnu's if you prefer) crossing the treacherous river. Now imagine the designers as crocodiles. They'll pick a few tasty morsels to lavish their attention on, whilst leaving the rest to carry on with their beligerent faces well and truly slapped. Fact is, there are too many bloggers out there for anyone to be keeping count and lumping them all together and describing them as 'valued' and 'sought after' is like desperately needing every single blade of grass in your garden.

Rosie says-
I find that suggesting that designers look out for you presumptuous as well as slightly hypocritical. Look at how people are all looking out for certain designers right now. Notice how everyone is quick to jump on the bandwagon when the accusations start flying. How’s that for supporting someone? Why not let people figure stuff out first?

Fashion bloggers definitely have their place in the economy of SL, for sure! I, for one, shop almost entirely from the feed.

Kitty says-
At the end of the day you are not providing a service.., binmen, the police and the guy who cleans the shit out of the bottom of the coffee vending machine are providing a service, you are doing something for yourself. For whatever reason that may be, the fame, the freebies, the sick to deathness of people walking around looking like twats.. Whatever! At best it's a hobby, at worst an obsession. You could pack up and run and be forgotten in a week. You're not vital so get over it and carry on doing what you do.

Rosie says-
Why would a designer make a blanket announcement to over 60+ individual fashion bloggers about a private DMCA matter? Ask the people who are most active in working to protect intellectual copyrights, and they will tell you that the best way to handle a DMCA, or cases like these is privately. But instead, this letter suggests that the “victim” inform the entire fashion community, basically. Because, in essence, that is exactly what you suggest when you say privately let bloggers know. Which bloggers? Is there a hierarchy? Do some deserve to know more than others?

And we all know that fashion bloggers are tooootally discreet, totally tight-lipped. Some said as much in comments on all these blogs.

Kitty says-
How is being told of a DMCA filing going to help anyone, I'm going to DMCA Rosie cos she totally copied my arse, she may not have 'copied' it, but it looks like my arse, it has two cheeks and is deliciously pert and lovely. So I'll file my DMCA and tell ALLLLLL the bloggers to NOT post pictures of, or even look at Rosies arse, cos she "totalleh copied meh".... Right.. Okay then..

The point is your going to be changing your opinion every five seconds because someone has beef with someone else, leaving the poor lil blogger looking more fickle than ever.

Rosie says-
I don’t blog fashion much, but recently I was faced with a situation where I questioned the originality of a new release that I’d been given. All I could do was evaluate what I had and what I know. Some of us have longer experience in seeing what’s offered and what’s out there and some are newer and will have a harder time finding what’s real. But in the end, I believe that most people wake up and think: I’m gonna do my best today.

That some can be interpreted as ‘not caring’ whether they are blogging stolen content or not could be just a matter of not having all the facts, yet, or just not siding with the witch hunt side. What a perfect opportunity to hurt your competition… quietly IM the well-known fashion bloggers and let them know that so and so is selling stolen content.

I totally echo the sentiment that no one will fault you for unknowingly reviewing stolen content… it’s because the DMCA issues are so private that you prolly wouldn’t even know. And because I believe that no one can be everywhere all of the time, I would think that if a newer blogger does indeed blog stolen content, then it’s the responsibility of anyone who can, to let the person know what has transpired… Let me clarify that: let them know when there are actual facts to base if off of. He Said, She Said, isn’t helping matters.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Birthday Beefcake: Sylar Boyd

Ok, a couple of notes about this beefcake:

1. Today is Sylar's Birthday, so you all need to IM him and wish him a very Happy Bday!
S-Y-L-A-R B-O-Y-D
2. He wouldn't tell us how old he is today, so you get to pick how many spankings he gets :O
3. All around nice guy full of charm...

and....

hbbilusfm

not sure what it means but it's for him :)



*Favorite Color:
Blood-orange/Tangerine.

*SL Rezzday:
Dec. 22, 2006

*Favorite animal and why?
The Dung Beetle. They eat shit yet they were worshipped by the ancient egyptians. Also... they are super strong. The balls of shit they can roll are many times their weight.

*What factors did you take into consideration when creating your av?
Idiosyncrasies, realism, and duffel-bag numbers.

*what's the most embarrassing thing you've done for a girl/guy/furry?
I let a prim baby elephant ass-rape me just to impress this one girl/furry.

*What's the last book you read?
Beauty's Punishment by A. N. Roquelaure

*What's a movie you could watch over and over?
Snatch or Fight Club (Brad Pitt's presence in both is purely coincidental.)

*You could never date someone who _____________ (fill in the blank)
...has two front teeth missing.

*If you could trade slives with one other avatar for a day, who would it be?
I would do a service to the SL community by trading slives with Vasean Talamasca and doing inappropriate activities with all of the people who lust for him but can't have him.

*Who would you most like to collaborate with in sl?
Catero Revolution because he is the equivalent of Pharell Williams in SL.

*Favorite thing to do in SL?
Buying pretty stuff and dicking around.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Adios, Bitches

I can't remember when I began reading the Mean Girls Guide to Second Life, but I distinctly recall the very first moment of spew they caused me, which happened over coffee as I read this particular episode of Oh Snap:

It is a classic in the Mean Girls tradition of poking a red hot spoon at those who let their asses hang out, so to speak. It's the kind of writing that made this blog what it was at its peak: the best that bitchiness has to offer. It's a painful truth telling with an enormous dose of snark. It's the kind of meanness you can let yourself indulge in because it's got a purpose - it's pointing out, from one point of view - what kind of stupidity will get the shit teased out of you.

Second Life is full of assholes. I should know. Without the Mean Girls, a lot of us would have felt fairly adrift in a sea of clueless social clods. While in the virtual world there's a lot of room for interpretation of what's cool, what's acceptable, what's forgivable and what's punishable by public humiliation, there are definite lines to be drawn. The cast of Mean Girls here did us all a public service by drawing them in each post. We could cross the lines or not as we saw fit.

I was honored to be recruited to the Mean Girls, and I have to say, sorry for not being a more productive contributor. I point to this Valentine's Day post as probably my favorite of my Mean Girls career.
But not all that long after, I found myself unable to keep up with any blogging or any kind of Second Life at all. It's just now, as the girls are closing up shop, I find myself back in pixel town but sadly without my trusty Second Life guide to etiquette.

Truth is, I am still not sure why they decided to call it quits. Now that they're killing the thing, the beefcakes are beefier than ever. But I suppose that sometimes you've got to kill your darlings before they become boring old hags. While I think MGG2SL was far from that point, it's still better to go while you're peaking.

So that said, good luck girls. Thanks for the entertainment and enlightenment! I'm sure that Second Life is going to be worse off without your guidance.

Beefcake: Elexor Matador (Regurgitated)

This is one of my most memorable photos submitted for a Beefcake. This is one of two beefcakes today with a very special second one later on.

When we received this photo for the original beefcake post, I thought this a very clever and witty way to present yourself as a beefcake! Still works in my opinion :D

Reintroducing the beef behind the jewels, TE, and various mysteries floating through the sluniverse:

Elexor Matador


*Favorite Color:
I believe it's still Blue, but I'll have to have my people look into that. I may take a poll. Or a Survey.

*SL Rezzday:
March 17, 2005



*Favorite animal and why?
My dog died since my previous Beefcake entry *tear*. However, I got a new dog, so all is good. Except this dog is not at all interested in potty training. If anyone has advice on breaking in a Yorkshire, let me know. I mean cute dog, but I'm not a fan of poop duty. Heh...I said 'duty'. Poop duty. That's funny.

*What factors did you take into consideration when creating your av?
It's still the same shape as before. If you'll recall, I created my own back in early '05 to fit in with the only scene there was. Club. More specifically, it was "Club-Man™" shape. Tall, huge, muscular, and apparently steroid enduced, because I had severe shrinkage. I figured out to make myself proportionate, I would basically kill any female avatar. Nothing like being Disco goliath. Anywho...I smalled myself down, and since my last feature here, my eyebrows had some work done. I thought they were fine before...but apparently someone told me I looked...evil.

*What's the most embarrassing thing you've done for a girl/guy/furry?
Hmm. I've tried to avoid embarrassing. Tried. However, I heard someone say that a large group of people I know think I am a female typist. Not that that's particularly embarrassing, but if that's the case, I've been lied to a lot in my life. Didn't some kid in Kindergarten Cop say "Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina". That is still the case, yes? Please? Oh, and I still don't know any furries.

*What's the last book you read?
"The Secret Language of Leadership" by Stephen Denning

*What's a movie you could watch over and over?
Still Office Space. Best movie evar. :) and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

*You could never date someone who _____________ (fill in the blank)
..was unintelligent, boring, listened to Joni Mitchell, believes 9-11 was some sort of government conspiracy, smelled funny, and just wanted my jewels. Outside of that, I'm pretty flexible. hehe

*If you could trade slives with one other avatar for a day, who would it be?
Phillip Linden. Even though he isn't CEO anymore, I think it would be cool to go around and talk to people as him. I hear he's a chick magnet.

*Who would you most like to collaborate with in sl?
It's been a while, but I'd still like to work with a few clothing designers. Blaze, Nicki, Sachi....I'm still waiting!

*Favorite thing to do in SL?
*sigh* Well, I don't really *do* that much in SL. I drive my friends crazy, and that's by doing nothing! I'm bored easily in SL lately, so there is that. Now accepting applications on favorite things. Please apply within.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Dawg Girls by MiaSnow Myriam

If you have been living under a rock, like me, you might of missed the Dog Girl arrival in SL. It caught my eye when I came across some Flickr photos one day, then again when Torley blogged Doggirls in Second Life: are they upon us? Then it seemed like every where I turned I was seeing more & more of these oddities popping up in pics. I have to admit that my very first reaction was "OMG! No way! I don't like that, at all."

I figured I must dig deeper and posed the question on Plurk "What do you know of Dog Girls in SecondLife?" That led me to MiaSnow Myriam of miaSofia, the creator of said skins.

As with anything, human nature is confused & scared by what they don't understand so I sent her an offline IM. I'm not sure what I expected exactly but what I got was really well written responses and a lot of insight.
  • What was your motivation for the skins?

    Everything I make starts out with the motivation to create something visually interesting, and fun to use... for me first of all^^ and for all the people who give me feedback about what they'd like to see. no one asked about dogGirl skins though. i just thought it would be cute^^ and a nice change of pace since i hadn't seen any before. it was also the result of a personal exercise to improve my PhotoShop skills. i wanted to push what i could do with making a more realistic, sexy skin.... without devoting completely to a full flesh skin. the hair and spots allowed me some creative freedom in that way. the individual faces were inspired by some of my friends... 1 is for Case Tommorrow, artist extraordinare 2 is for SakuraDawn Lei, designer at Lazy Places 3 is for Sofia London of lurveBite 4 is for ColeMarie Soliel, rockerfaerie, creator 5 is for me 6 is for Akasha Wachmann of Catnip
  • Is there RP involved?

    I am (as of yet) not an RP'er. but, I noticed immediately when I first started wearing it in SL (while i was working on it) that it inspired unexpected emotive RP in me. and when i passed them out to friends, suddenly there was alot of yipping, chasing and general bad dogGirl behaviour :) i do hope that as i release more dogGirl types, that ppl do feel inspired to use them for RP. i've had requests for wolves specifically for RP use. i think even for non RP'ers, SL offers a chance to explore different aspects of yourself... some you had no idea you posessed! so that's where i'm at with creating the skins. i want them to inspire ppl to explore themselves and interact in different ways with one another, for an overall different experience than RL. but an experience that adds to RL, with perhaps some confidence and playfulness carried over.
  • Do you consider this the new sl fad like nekos were for a time?

    the Dalmation Dames skins response has definately surprised me. i suppose it is a fad in the sense that it's being well-received and the interest seems to keep growing. but IMO (speaking as a non-neko) i don't think neko is a fad, it has lasting appeal. the ppl into neko seem to seriously relate to the persona. and it creates so many possibilities for accessories, home decor, AO's, etc. so perhaps later on, we'll see dogGirls become more prevalant. i'm all over the place creating different stuff, but i do have more dog skins planned, including men. and i think as i release them, there will be continued interest. because the different dog types can be used for different alter egos... like a poodle and a pit bull would incite totally different personas.
She went on to supply additional info... "alot of the interest began on my flickr stream, when i was posting preview pics. This one in particular caught alot of interest:

It even caught the attention of Torley Linden. It turns out, he had twittered a month before, "There are so many catgirls (neko), but where are the doggirls?""

This blog post clearly was a great example of me changing my mind on one of those rare occasions. Hah! Mia not only dropped the notecard of responses on me but also a folder of *mia* DALMATION DAMES skins and *mia* DALMATION Ears & Tail. I was leary at first, still undecided on how I felt about the whole dog girl invasion.

Within minutes of finding the cute heart-shaped spotted skin and attaching my ears I IM'd her again...

JellyBean Madison: I was uncertain about the skins at first but jeepers I WANNA PET ME! I'm adorable! MiaSnow Myriam: hehe

I'm positive that I won't want to be a full-time dog girl but for now, I kinda like it. If you get a chance, def visit her store and check out her plethora of skins that she offers aside from the Dalmation Dames. Unique skins such as junkie, zombie hunter, drow, blue, purple, realistic, pale, red lips, bloody, scraped, bruised, & bright colors.

Psych!!


Ha you thought we were gone, huh? Well, unfortunately for some who would wish "just end it. Don't let it drag on for weeks", it is... being dragged on.

Here's the thing. You know how time is condensed in SL?? Well here at MGs we've celebrated a long history of procrastination and questionable content. There were rules? 'kay.

I think it's unfortunate, but I blame myself for putting an end date on it. I'm still giving folks a chance to say their piece/peace, wtfever. And that includes myself. Hope you can all cope with that.

And as for professionalism, or communication, how's about an IM in response? Hmmm? One little one maybe? Apparently that's asking too much. And as for time? Two weeks was sufficient enough to come up with an Oh Snap for the shoe expo... how could coming up with a goodbye take all that much longer?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Beefcake: Catero Revolution (Regurgitated a.k.a. Hairball)

Apparently when the beefcake in question is Canadian (or French or British) you can expect them to teach you the proper spelling of certain words. That or they just have a never-ending love of the letter U. As is the case with Catero Revolution.

Difficult, as I imagine all good talent is, he was not very forthcoming. I think he was hiding behind a false modest image when he sent me back his answers entitled '/me is not beefcake-worthy'. In addition, Phoenix was kind enough to fork over a couple more pics because Cat was miserly and only sent one. But he was more than generous with words, so we forgive him :)

The man, the myth, the legend... Catero Revolution...



*Favorite Color:
I can't pick just one. My favourite COLOURS are blue and black.

*SL Rezzday:
11/13/2006

*Favorite animal and why?
I love monkeys because they are very comical (though sometimes mean to each other).

I'm not trying to be philosophical with my response, AT ALL.

They throw poo at each other when mad, trade bananas and other fruit for sexual favours, swing from trees, make amusing noises and funny faces, and tease each other - and tons of other entertaining antics. When you go to the zoo, 9 times out of 10 the monkeys are having sex … and they aren't disturbed in the least that you're watching. Bonobos even greet each other with oral sex and dick fencing (can I say dick on your blog?). I mean, c'mon. You can't get any better than that. We can learn a lot from monkeys!

They kind of remind us of our lost selves – before we became civilized with our Stabucks venti frappucinos and low-rise-boot-cut-five pocket-signature stitched-zip fly jeans we used to fling feces, cat-call through the forest and have community-wide sex orgies.



*What factors did you take into consideration when creating your av?
I took a couple things into consideration.

Realistic proportions. I didn't want my avatar to have an imposing "ent" height and I wanted the figure, overall, to be balanced - like the Vitruvian Man. Just an average build; he doesn't look like an over-muscled creatine fiend and he's not gaunt and underfed. You won't find Catero working out at the gym. He likes eating out, maybe engages in the occasional long walk around his neighbourhood. And likes drinking rum (hence the little paunch). Ordinary, general attractiveness.

Adaptability. As someone who comes from a mixed heritage it was important to me to have a shape that looked good with a variety of skins (and hairs) and was able to achieve a different ethnic/cultural look without too much tweaking.

Attire: As for how I dress my av, he tends to be casual - jeans and a tee. Relaxed and urban. I'm not sophisticated.



*What's the most embarrassing thing you've done for a girl/guy/furry?

The most embarrassing thing? I don't have many embarrassing. I'm goofy anyways, so, what's possibly embarrassing for others is just every day for me. I hope that's not disappointing to your readers.

*What's the last book you read?

The last book I read was called 'The Inheritance of Loss' - the second book of one of my favourite authors, Kiran Desai. It's set in 1980s India in a small village and focuses on an anti-social and curmudgeonly judge living out his mundane retirement. He lives with his orphaned grand-daughter and a cook – all of them undergoing highs and lows, struggling with their place in life, coming to terms with their pasts and who they are, who their society wants them to be and who they themselves want to be mixed in with all that. Death, loss, love - all common themes. Their lives are also disrupted by civil unrest in the midst of it. It has it's funny moments. But is really insightful as well. Desai has a way of holistically developing her characters.

I would encourage everyone to read her first book, 'Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard'. Totally hilarious.

*What's a movie you could watch over and over?

I am a film-o-phile. I love movies and there's no way I could pick just one.

If you allow a short list, I can say: 300, A Christmas Story, Dead Presidents, The Fifth Element, Fire in the Sky, Hellboy, Monsoon Wedding, Muriel's Wedding, O Brother Where Art Thou, Rushmore, Signs, Sin City, The Birds, The Color Purple, The Dark Knight, The Matrix (only the first one), The Pursuit of Happyness, The Rundown, The Shining, The Truman Show, Trading Places ... to name a few. There's many more.

*You could never date someone who _____________ (fill in the blank).

Was stupid. Hands down. No negotiating.

*If you could trade SLives with one other avatar for a day, who would it be?

I don't think I'd trade places with anyone - as much as I admire certain individuals and what they do in-world. And that's my final answer.

*Who would you most like to collaborate with in SL?

Naming names would just be limiting myself. I'd just like to collab with encouraging/supportive/chill people in further developing opportunities to continue writing and project consultation. Product development and avatar styling. I've worked on a few projects of that nature in the past, and it was fun.

*Favorite thing to do in SL?

My favourite thing to do in SL used to be running around in my underwear. Now, its spending time with friends and writing (although, my writing has kind of fallen off as of late).

And oooh he has stipulations:

Catero Revolution: I am not going to look all oil-slicked and fabio-esque like some of your beefcakes
Rosie Shark frowns
Rosie Shark: pffft
Rosie Shark: notice they went downhill when jelly started picking them :P
Catero Revolution: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Beefcake: Broder Kubrick (Regurgitated)

I have to say that the Beefcake questions have not changed much since we started asking them, and frankly... we know they are dumb :P I guess that's the point. Some of our beef was kind enough to point out the dumbness too and for that, we thank you, as always :) Sexy and Helpful!

Like... Broder


*Favorite Color:
Black, Grey. And Brown :3

*SL Rezzday:
21/1/2007

*Favorite animal and why?
Pornstars.

*What factors did you take into consideration when creating your av?
Not a 7'4 meathead. Something unique and charming.

*What's the most embarrassing thing you've done for a girl/guy/furry?
That'd be telling ;]

*What's the last book you read?
The emergency instruction pamphlet on my recent flight home.

*What's a movie you could watch over and over?
Death Proof

*You could never date someone who _____________ (fill in the blank)
Had tentacles...?

*If you could trade slives with one other avatar for a day, who would it be?
I wouldn't want to, they'd probably just mess with mine :P

*Who would you most like to collaborate with in sl?
Tonktastic. For sure.

*Favorite thing to do in SL?
Build and act like a nuisance.

Beefcake: Ben Vanguard (Regurgitated)

Some of these recalled beefcakes were never given the opportunity to introduce themselves properly with a meat n' greet, but we're trying to rectify that now! Haha! I was wondering why they're names didn't just pop up when I started typing labels... well it's cuz they were only sidebarred before!

Here in all his SL Men glory... Ben Vanguard... we proclaim him "Geek for a Day"!


*Favorite Color:
Orange, and black, and white, and purple. Oh, wait! Red too!

*SL Rezzday:
10.18.2006 I'm not so old, but I feel old sometimes.

*Favorite animal and why?
Minks. For the contrast between their brutality and aggressiveness, and the softness of their fur.

*What factors did you take into consideration when creating your av?
Keep human proportions -- fantasy ones, but still human. Then I tried to work my shape to fit male clothing's textures without stretching (or shrinking) them too much, to show the best that I can on my blog (slmen.com) the wonderful content that designers offer us!


*What's the most embarrassing thing you've done for a girl/guy/furry?
Well, nothing I could remember!

*What's the last book you read?
I read many books at the same time, jumping from one to another. For now, I have: "The French Revolution, a very short introduction," in English, to improve my language skills (god knows i need it!), and because a dear friend asked my advice for such a book, "Okinawa" a book about the healthy diet that inhabitants of a Japanese island have followed for centuries, full of recipes (I love to cook), and "Funky Business" by two Swedish management gurus, explaining why "human" has to be placed at the center of every business in order to have success ;-)

*What's a movie you could watch over and over?
"The Unbelievable Truth" by Hal Hartley; "Psycho" by, well, you know; and the whole filmography of Fran├žois Truffaut.

*You could never date someone who _____________ (fill in the blank)
opens his mouth just to show what a smartass he is!

*If you could trade slives with one other avatar for a day, who would it be?
A great builder! One who can create a whole universe with terraforming tools, prims and textures. I admire them so much, and I wish I had more sltime to actually learn to build, I mean it! Oh, I'm blown away by scripters as well. I'm such a non-geek. I would like to be a geek for a day!


*Who would you most like to collaborate with in sl?
With anyone on any project for which I have a passion. I love team work! What is funny is I'm more of a loner in SL than in real life!

*Favorite thing to do in SL?
Chatting with my friends, I'm still in SL for them. Running my blog, which is more than time consuming but still cool after all this time!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

So we meet again, Grasshoppa!

Feels weird being back here on MGG2SL after almost a 6 month hiatus... but nevertheless I'm back betches - well, for the final week.

When Rosie & I gave birth to this dirty little bastard we had high hopes, expectations, ideas and dreams. Awww that *almost* sounds sugar coated. Hah! Little did we know that we'd have the cult-like following that we did in a year's time.

I can still remmy the first time I walked into a store, shopped and was almost instantly IM'd by the creator, "Don't be Mean Girling my shit!" Even now that tickles me. I honestly don't think I've ever come off as threatening, okay, mayhaps that ONE time. Geez!

In this post I was going to talk about what a bitch Rosie is or how big of a whore Laylah is, or even how Kitty is all about self-twat promotion... but decided why? Ya'll know this already, right?

I stopped writing for MGG2SL back in February sometime, I think. Mostly because my SL sweetheart & I became a RL couple (it's time consuming) and I pretty much thought I'd covered everything that needed to be said - But in case ya'll missed it, let me recap:
Whew! If you had done your homework, those wouldn't be new to you. Though it's always good to take a refresher course anyways. That's just my contribution. Orchid took on caLLie cLine with Advertising Diarrhea among other posts. Laylah did her whoring while posting Oh Snaps & other worthwhile reads. Rosie kept us all together & took on the role of therapist with Dear Rosie's. There has been many mean girls that have graced this blog over the past year and each bringing their own bit of zest. I am happy to have had the opportunity to call them my friends, even though really they are quite the bitches.

Though we are saying good-bye to MGG2SL this week - I'm glad to say I was a part of it and I hope to see new blogs that aren't afraid to be honest, don't always sugar-coat and say what everyone is thinkin anyways arise from our ashes. Cheers!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Beefcake: Jonny Dusk (Regurgitated)

Meangirls has been one of those blogs that was very much if it was your idea, then you were responsible for it :P It's with that philosophy in mind that I became somewhat of a Beefcake Wrangler, constantly looking for beefworthy pixels in order to appease the hungry mases ( I Joke!).

At times, Beefcake was the only thing that kept this blog having current posts, haha, we know! I wanted to re-introduce some of our favorites of all time so I'll be posting 1-2 of these a day! Spamming the Fashion Feed with Beefcake! I know! Just try to think of these as tasty lil meat commercials to break up the monotony of fabulous fashun :D

Without further adieu, I present to you Jonny Dusk ~Regurgitated~




*Favorite Color:
- Black ~Khan~

*SL Rezzday:
- 09/29/2004

*Favorite animal and why?
- Kyon (Greek for dog). Dogs live in the present without anxiety, and have no use for the pretensions of abstract philosophy. In addition to these virtues, dogs are thought to know instinctively who is friend and who is foe. Unlike human beings who either dupe others or are duped, dogs will give an honest bark at the truth. - Diogenes of Sinope

*What factors did you take into consideration when creating your av?
- What I think looks cool


*what's the most embarrassing thing you've done for a girl/guy/furry?
- Huh?? Normaly oblivious enough to forego the whole embarrassment thing I guess?

*What's the last book you read?
- Currency Trading For Dummies

*What's a movie you could watch over and over?
- Anything with entertainment or educational value. Like?.. Scarface or Half-Baked. Movie fan so I'll watch stuff till my eyes bleed.

*You could never date someone who _____________ (fill in the blank)
- asked me to fill in the blanks.

*If you could trade slives with one other avatar for a day, who would it be?
- The ones you would think, of admiration and such, probably get the same hassles as I do, so probably one of the lowliest nooblets, to once again enjoy the wonder and amazement of discovery and what not, before reality of functionality sets in.

*Who would you most like to collaborate with in sl?
- Anyone of likemindedness and interest in creating kickassery (honestly there's too many hotass designers and scipters to name)

*Favorite thing to do in SL?
- Logoff?

ROFLMAO uhh ok, probably building stuff >:)P
Dog out ~1!

Jonny Dusk: lol aight I'll get you a better shot, yeah that's my civilized look, normally have some face wrap and a cage on my head roflmao

Monday, July 28, 2008

Pop Goes the Weezel




Ok.. yeah I admit it.. Imma Mean Girl.. Always was and always will be. Come on People, we ALL have that streak in us somewhere, but its not the mean streak thats a problem, its how you use it. Some of us use it with finesse to enlighten others. Some use it to open the door for a well needed change. But there's those that use it for their own personal gain with no regard for anything or anyone outside their own twisted head So with that thought in mind I have decided to get a lil mean for enlightment purposes and expose those who abuse their meaness at the expense of others :P As a long time resident of SL I think I have enough experience in this area to warn fellow residents to this type of predator and my only hope is that these words can spare someone the agony of experiencing and dealing with them. First of all there are "real people" in here who are genuine and find places in our hearts..They are our True Friends and relationships we have with them are endless and boundless. We can talk about our RL's and share bad times as well as good times. Then there's those who use this place and the people in it for amusement at the expense of others. You WILL run into them and lets make sure you're well armed and can run them over when you do:P Let's analyse this a little deeper in case study form using a person we'll call Tiny Toon.. Tiny Toon is a desperate little man that honestly thinks he's all that and presents himself as such. He will start a convo with his usual charm making you feel like this is the 1st time he's ever done this. He may even tell you this IS the "1st time" hes met anyone as wonderful as you. He will take great pics of your avatar and make you feel like you are the sexiest and most desirable girl in here ( all the while hes doing this to 2 or 3 other chicks too.. and more prolly than not.. your good friends. ) He will play songs on his stream and say they remind him of you. Yes, Ladies the "woo'ing" is intense. In some weird way Tiny Toon has a hard time understanding friendships and the loyalties they possess. Valuing friendships seems to elude him and therefore he has no respect for any one else's friendship. He will use one friend against another, whispering half truths and his own point of view in your friends ears and when he does this to the gullible and lovelorn he succeeds and the result is the loss of a friend for YOU and a new victim for him. Tiny Toon lacks the maturity and masculinity to befriend another man, instead he finds fault in ALL men around him. He doesn't seem to have the emotional ego to share this place with other males. On the other hand Tiny Toon is VERY egotistical, when he's not telling you how sexy and beautiful you are, he's telling you how talented and wonderful he is. He sorta fills the whole conversation with his thoughts, words and opinions. He also hates hearing about your RL, especially the happy parts.. If you mention the nice dinner you had with your rl hubby or boyfriend you are accused of being insensitive to his feelings and asked not to do that again. Tiny Toon will however pass you notecards from other women he's currently flirting with in here as "proof" of how lucky you are that he's with you. In the beginning you are in awe of his prowess and intellect but after a while you open your eyes and start thinking "Am I ever right? Do I have any worthwhile thoughts? Why am I feeling hostility towards my friends? and Why cant I talk about my RL?:( This is when the problem starts. This is when you realize that the world he's created for the both of you is only meeting his needs. For a while you try and find what went wrong and you're told it's all your fault cause your not understanding or you take things out of context. In the beginning you 2nd guess yourself and even walk on eggshells around him, trying to be perfect so he will tell you those sweet, romantic things he used to tell you. What you havent realized or dont want to realize is ..He IS saying them.. only to someone else LOL. So Girls Arm Yourself before he strikes.. He moves from friend to friend like locust,, bad-mouthing everyone who even gets an inkling to his true motives. Stay close to your real friends.. Never let a piece of pixel cock come between you and them. I know SL is a playground for this preditor but the more people that are educated and aware of him the better off we all are.. This is PetMe signing off and remember.. Never be afraid to say whats on your mind.. even if its Mean :P. Those who love you won't be suprised and the rest.. well they'll get over it eventually :P
>>-PetMe->

The Final Days


So, after staying wayyyyy too long at the party, it's time to wrap this blog up MG-style and move on and out. It's been a long time since the first blog post on MGG2SL. Since then we've had our ups and downs, seen people come and go. Blah Blah Blah... there will be plenty of time to wax emo at the end of the week :D

So, stay tuned this week for some great posts, insights, and best ofs from the gang at MGG2SL... We've got alot planned! But you never know, at the very least it will be a slew of tasty pixels as we roundup the best of beefcake. Just like it always was, right? Beefcakes + polls!

Buckle up tight and enjoy!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Oh Snap! The Shoe Expo Edition


Okay most of you by now (ESPECIALLY if you're female) have heard that there's this little thing called the SL Shoe Expo going on right now. If you haven't been there... GO!!!!! If you've already been or want to go later, stick around and read.

The event was put together by Phoenix Chapman (whom we actually ran into while we were there) and it's for an extremely good cause. It's also a great chance for bigger brands and smaller brands alike to interact and get noticed by patrons. I know we ran into a bunch that we'd never heard of so it was great to see all the incredible talent.

On the other hand, we also saw some things that should probably have been left in the respective designer's inventories. If I put all of them into this post it would take up 3 pages, so Kaedy and I managed to narrow it down to the weirdest of the weird.

The Whole Frikkin Store?


Guen: We get it, you're proud of your work. But at an Expo you only put up a small selection of your stuff for us to see. If folks like the selection you show off there, they'll be more curious to browse your things at your main store. No point in clicking on the landmark tack in the middle 'cause all the product is RIGHT HERE.

Rainbow Garden Weasel


Kaedy: "Guen! C’mere! You have got to see these! LMAO!" Footwear Fashion meets the Garden Weasel. All I can say is I have got to get me a pair of these! These will make my job of planting my spring bulbs 1000% easier.

Stolen from Grandma's Closet


Kaedy: Over the hills and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go. Yes that’s right... the latest in fashion footwear! Quilts on your feet! For those of you interested in recycling, here is a great at home craft project for you. Just cover those old worn out stilettos with your grammies old quilt, throw on some plastic jewels and you're ready to go. Go to what? I haven’t got a friggin clue. All I do know is that I wouldn't be caught dead there, and since I’m already dead...

Um... Where's the Shoes?


Guen: Okay... the booth itself is great showing off beautiful landscaping (most of it by Botanical) but... where's the product??? You may have to squint and hold your tongue just right to look, but there -is- actually 2 sets of boots in there. I'd suggest next time not using your entire prim limit on presentation.

New Level of Blingtard


Kaedy: As if bling wasn't bad enough, what would have been a really nice pair of sculpty pumps has been ruined by the addition of a "sparking particle" emitter! Not Sparkle.. Sparking! OMG every bimbo in SL is going to be wearing these. We’re going to need a new gesture...

Guen: The photo doesn't do this pair justice. You just have to see them for yourself. Yes they really do sparkle... a lot. Bling is annoying. Particles are annoying. Put the two together on a pearlesque pump and you got... SUPER ANNOYING.

Kitteh Wedges


Guen: Okay I understand these were made solely to give proceeds to the ASPCA charity, but I have the suspicion that if these weren't for charity they'd never be purchased. I'm sorry but this is a whole new level of FUGLY. Making them Transfer Only is ironic, since after buying them you'll be trying like hell to give them away.

Kaedy: And what better way to support the ASPCA than to stuff your foot up some poor unsuspecting cat's ass. Poor kitty.


I will say that these examples are only a small portion of the shoes you'll find at the Expo. Many more designers have brought incredible footwear to this event that's worthy of being purchased. I know Kaedy, Rosie B and I are much lighter on Lindens after going to this thing (and we're all probably going back for a second trip) so please do check it out!

An MG Blawg Post Series. Views on fashion, faces, and unfortunates combined into one general consensus.

If you see something you'd like us to Oh Snap! Please send the pic(s) with full perms to Guenevere DeCuir or Kaedy Ferraris in world.


No Kaedy... you can't take the big shiny shoe home with you...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Internet Badass

You know what, I might be new around here, but I am not new to the intarwebs. I'm not new to virtual communities of all types, and I'm not new to the very old idea of the internet badass.

Since we've got a couple that lurk around here leaving superduper intellectually stimulating comments as "anonymous" because their secret internet celebrity identities are TOP SECRET, I thought I'd make a comment of my own.

The funny thing is, since I am a contributor here I get to have my comment on the front page, and since I'm not a chickenshit, I won't sign mine "anonymous."

The opinion of someone who needs to troll along to a blog and post a comment without an identifier of who they are, virtually or realistically, matters to me about as much as whether or not my neighbor's dog has a pimple on its ass.

The problem with the unfortunates who delude themselves into a position of superiority from the comfort of their adjustable desk chair and 19" monitor, is they think everyone else is going to think they are SO. COOL. AND. SMART. AND. ULTRA. HOT. AND. AWESOME.

Not really.

Only about as relevant as a pimple on a dog's ass.

Now then, on with the highly intellectual discussion! Be sure to bring up the nazis, whether or not I misspelled something, critiques on my use of punctuation, short sentences (for emphasis), degrade me, belittle me, and throw in something completely unrelated but derrogatory and fictional about me in order to further discredit me.

So mote it be!

PS: If you're an internet badass in SL this probably applies to you, too. Hugs and kisses.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

You find the weirdest stuff at Yard Sales

I've been racking my brains for a couple of days now trying to think of something interesting and thought provoking to write about and while walking around a yard sale today it suddenly hit me. Well maybe actually I hit it. I walked head first into a fighter plane. Ok... nobody ever said I was graceful. Anyhoo.. it got me thinking, a dangerous proposition, not only can you find some really cool stuff, but there is some weird ass shit in yard sales.

The first yard sale I went to is AJ Industries Resale Outlet. This is a really cool, full sim yardsale where they buy items from people either individually or in lots and as the name says "resell" it. They have a lot of fantastic items at really great prices there, but also... some stuff that just makes you say "huh???" Here is a list of just a few that caught my eye.

Modern living room sofa and matching chair in chrome and the hottest pink I have ever seen in my life... The kind of pink that makes you see funny colors even after you look away. I'm dyin' to know what the designer was thinkin here.

A bedroom set complete with sex animation bed, blanket trunk, 5 drawer dresser and wall art all covered the aforementioned pink. But not just plain old pink, nuuuu. Friggin PINK BUNNY HEADS!!! This ensemble would make even Heff cringe. A word to the wise, a setup like this and you will be destined to be single forevah!

A totem pole. Ok if you don't have one of these, now is your chance.

Tons of baby furniture including a matching set of his and hers cribs and changing tables... Um, ok... first of all SL babies don't ummmm poopoo... so why the changing tables? Second of all, SL babies don't grow, so they couldn't have outgrown their beds. What happened to the kids? Inquiring minds wanna know. Did they crawl away from home or did Mom and Dad just lose interest now that they don't have that annoying tummy talker squalking to everyone within shouting distance "Hey Lookie Me! Im Preggers!"?

A Not So Fresh baked cherry pie! Who cares how long its been sitting around! Its pie for cryin out loud! Gimme a fork! What no forks??? Well there was a copper spatula sitting right next to it.. when you're in a pinch...

A Kitchen sink. Yes this place has so much stuff that they even have the kitchen sink

And finally... this is one I couldn't believe when I saw it. A bridge! Not a cute little oriental decoration type bridge, you know the ones with the rock garden and banzai trees... but a Sir Lancelot riding his horse over the moat big damn bridge! Just exactly does something like this end up in a yard sale??? And where the frig is the castle?


My second outing led me to Fehlzgud Shopping mall. A yard sale dedicated to SL designers. Some of the items here on the pricier side, but if you're looking for a unique piece of art for your house, its definitely a place to check out. There is some awesomely cool stuff here and some stuff that had me laughing so hard I nearly wet myself.

The first things I stumbled across were the largest grasshopper and scorpion I have ever seen in my life.. what you would do with these I dunno.. maybe hide one in your bed to scare the crap out of your significant other?

I also found a good old fashioned flying saucer type spaceship that you can actually ride in. Not to pricey, but I have no clue where to go flying saucer flying. Is there an SL club for that? And right next to it, a hot air balloon. Now I thought that looked like fun, just for bopping around my island in, but I'm sure my tenant who has a sky box at 600 feet wouldn't appreciate me hovering around outside his windows. O.O

And the strangest thing I found...

Yes this is a toilet with an aquarium in the tank. Complete with fish.

I nearly died when I saw this and thought it was so hilarious I had to show my hubby stupidly thinking he would think it was the most ridiculous thing he had ever seen.

It wasn't. He thought it was WAY COOL!?!?!?!

We now own a toilet with an aquarium in the tank... that will teach me.


Have some fun and check these yard sales out. You may find something your SL life just wouldn't be complete without!

AJ Industries: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Yard%20Sale/130/132/502
Fehlzgud Mall: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sammamish/243/111/148

Monday, July 7, 2008

SL Lunchtime Poll Results: SL5B

Meat 'N Greet: Mopsa Soon


*Favorite Color:

green

*SL Rezzday:

12/7/06

*Favorite animal and why?

I've got a crazy fascination with birds of prey. (I know you said animal and I come back with bird. But its a cool bird.) The peregrine falcon is probably my favorite. They are travelers. Survivors. Wanderers. Powerful. Fast. Cunning. They mate for life and take care of their own. At all costs. That sort of resonates with me.

*What factors did you take into consideration when creating your Av?

I took into consideration that my friend Tara Tagore (of Melino Style) believed my (former) av looked like shit. She taunted me religiously until I let her give me a makeover. I took her creative direction a bit further. I wanted an edge. I didn't want to be your typical muscleheaded av. But I also didn't want to look like the sole survivor of the apocalypse. I hope I achieved that balance.

*What's the most embarrassing thing you've done for a girl/guy/furry?

I don't need anyone to embarrass myself, that's for sure. So I've never embarrassed myself FOR anyone. But when I was a (relative) n00b I did have an incident with a girl. I'd never used any prim attachments. This girl was taking her clothes off so I decided to join her and without realizing it I threw my junk on the floor. And then instead of picking it up, in my panic I turned it blue. There I stood, staring at her, nekkid with no parts and a blue peen on the floor. She logged.

Between that and the backflip I did the first time I was with my (current) partner, I've had (at least) a couple of shining moments.

*What's the last book you read?

A Wolf At The Table by Augusten Borroughs. It ripped me open. As a long-time fan of his stuff, I expected a completely different experience. But it was still brilliant.

*What's a movie you could watch over and over?

There are many. Probably Blade Runner.

*You could never date someone who___________

took herself or her av too seriously. Or didn't have a wicked sense of humor.

*If you could trade SLives with one other avatar for a day, who would it be?

no one. I am pretty happy with my slife. I mean maybe there's a builder or a rich perv-maker like the strokerz guy who out-do me in the accomplishments department. But my low-key, low drama, simple existence is full of great friends, fecking hilarious banter, music, laughter, and real connections. I'm not interested in trading.

*Who would you most like to collaborate with in SL?

hmmm Probably my girlfriend Noirran Marx. I like the way her head works so much, she makes me feel more creative just by osmosis.

*Favorite thing to do in SL?

Hang with Noirran. She's pretty amazing. I'm a lucky kat.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Oh Snap! Don't People Ever Learn?

Yus! A Mean Girl favorite is back! Despite various examples of what NOT to do with your Avatar in previous Oh Snaps! and other blogs such as SL Fashion Police, folks are still taking individuality to a level that is not what we call... tasteful.

Kaedy and I have a few opinions on these new additions to the Oh Snap! Hall of Shame... so sit up and listen so you know not to make the same mistakes.

The Skank

Guen: Yeah... I tend to find many of my photos at Sanctuary Rock, and this... thing is no exception. Not only does she have BOTH prim hair and system hair, but her body is sorely out of proportion. This is supposed to be sexy? For who? Big Bird? Her Group Tag saying 'Slut for Free' certainly didn't get her any offers from what I saw.

Kaedy: Even Skeletor has more meat on his bones than this... this... OMG what the F is it?

Business Suit Larry

Guen: Okay I know that new players have to get used to the sliders, but this guy decided to take a few of them a bit too far. He looks like Bill Clinton's long lost cousin... who never left Arkansas.


Kaedy: O.O
Holy Smokes!
1. Eyes to big
2. Suit to small. Showing your abs is a great thing but not if you're wearing a suit for crying out loud.
3. Shoes would be nice.
4. Throw in some socks too. They're free
5. And the hair... Hun too much dippidy doo is a bad thing.

The Tattooed Lady

Kaedy: OK... how do you even put something this horrific together, let alone say to yourself.. "oh yeah.. this is hot.. this works". Honey if you were going for the Fashion Don't of the year awards... well here ya go!

Guen: I -think- that's an outfit, but it looked to me like a giant tattoo covering her naughty bits. Shame on the designer for creating it, but shame on this gal for buying it and wearing it in public. O.O Oh and of course the blingy heels just add that extra zest of cheese, don't they?


Pinky Bling

Guen: Yeah I -think- she was going for 'cute but badass' with this look, but once you're blinded with the bling... it's no longer cute nor badass.

Kaedy: Ok.. exactly what direction is she going with this outfit? Rocker/Punk/Teeniebopper/Bratzdoll/Blingtard? ???

Twiggy II

Guen: Not only does this girl need about 10 Baconators, she needs to realize that this isn't Teen Second Life®. Anorexia is just as horrible a disease in SL® as it is in RL, apparently.

Kaedy: Turn her sideways, make her stick out her tongue and voila! A Zipper!


An MG Blawg Post Series. Views on fashion, faces, and unfortunates combined into one general consensus.

If you see something you'd like us to Oh Snap! Please send the pic(s) with full perms to Guenevere DeCuir or Kaedy Ferraris in world.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Meat 'N Greet: Kandr Newall


*Favorite Color:

Claret, especially my claret waistcoat.

*SL Rezzday:

11/24/2006

*Favorite animal and why?

Bear. Among some native peoples, Bear is a healer and a teacher. In the wild, a bear is often the master of his domain. Also, I like naps and honey. :-)

*What factors did you take into consideration when creating your AV?

I mixed equal parts alter ego and macho fantasy. I created what I thought was a hot Master. I've since learned and grown a lot, and I would probably find my newbie self laughable.

*What's the most embarrassing thing you've done for a girl/guy/furry?

I do outlandish things all the time, and I'm seldom embarrassed. Maybe you'd like to know I bought a centaur avatar to fulfill a friend's fantasy?

*What's the last book you read?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8 (Ain't that a TV show?)

*What's a movie you could watch over and over?

Serenity. Kaylee: "Been more'n a year since I had anything twixt my nethers didn't run on batteries!" Mal: "I don't want to hear that!" Jayne: "I could stand to hear a little more." I'm a cross between Jayne and Mal.

*You could never date someone who _____________

Someone who was too serious. I come here to relax and have fun, and sometimes I get too serious or stressed. Yikes! I need playmates who will laugh with me and laugh at me.

*If you could trade SLives with one other avatar for a day, who would it be?

The owner of an art gallery. I like browsing and buying original art here. Maybe someday I'll open a gallery. That's got to be a rush: discovering and publicizing fresh talent.

*Who would you most like to collaborate with in SL?

A Master or Mistress who can teach me things I don't know. I don't want to plateau.

*Favorite thing to do in SL?

Hanging out with my circle of friends, when we're feeling both playful and naughty. Witty is sexy.